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Get fat with Kid Icarus!

If you live in Japan, and you have a copy of Kid Icarus Uprising, Nintendo just made collecting AR cards a lot more fun. Nintendo released chocolates based off of Kid Icarus Uprising. With every bag contains an AR card, so Japanese gamers can eat chocolate while they scan their cards.

In the US, however, extra AR cards will only be given out at special events. Though you can always just scan the Japanese chocolate ones online, which is what I can see a lot of people doing. They sure are going all out for this game, aren’t they?

Is Kirby 3D on the way for 3DS as well?

Different site this time, and no evidence of the game being for pre order in shops, but it sounds interesting regardless.

Apparently now an Italian retailer has listed some other ‘unannounced’ games for the 3DS as well, such as Kirby 3D, Final Fantasy 3D and Dragonball 3D.

It’s not exactly evidence these games exist in any form, although I do find it interesting that they’re letting people pre order the titles and that the Kirby ‘game’ even has a five star rating on the same page.

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Fire Emblem Awakening; New Character Art and Magazine Scan

Not that I have a clue who any of these characters are due to their character bios being written in Japanese, but it’s a bunch of new artwork fans of the series will probably want to see anyway (and that fan sites will arguably want to archive):

Finally, we also have the magazine scan, which shows more pictures and screenshots of the game.  Probably more information too, but I can’t read any of it due to having absolutely no grasp of the Japanese language whatsoever.

Still, that’s some Fire Emblem stuff for you.  What do you think of this artwork and the magazine scan provided?

Is Donkey Kong 3D on the way?

Because according to a certain member at a well known Donkey Kong discussion forum, EB Games is advertising such a game as available to pre order.

It’s not a faked photo either, the member who posted it, Scraps69, took the photograph of the game on the shelf himself at a recent visit to said store.  Here’s the picture in question (I hope the site doesn’t mind me using it, especially given how I link back to the topic below):

As you can see, that’s clearly a Donkey Kong 3D box on the shelf.  And while I do call the reliability of the shop into doubt a bit based on the fact they’ve got the 3DS Smash Bros to pre order and stock artwork representing it, keep in mind all other games on the above shelf have either been released or confirmed by Nintendo.  Which sort of implies someone has told the store management such a game is due to be released in the foreseeable future.

None the less, there’s some ‘evidence’ a new Donkey Kong game for 3DS could be on the way.  Would it be a new Donkey Kong Country title by Retro Studios?  Quite possible if the stock artwork used reflects the general style of the game.  How about a Donkey Kong 64 remake?  Again it’s possible, although you’d think they’d still have the ’64’ in the title (note how both Super Mario 64 DS and Star Fox 64 3D both retained their original titles despite being released on a new console).  Finally, there’s the depressing possibility it could just be a spinoff game like the ones made by Paon.

Still, seems like possible evidence of a new Donkey Kong game coming to 3DS soon, and its backed up by a fairly reliable source.  Just take it as a rumour for now based on the fact the box art seems to be just stock images and that only one shop/franchise seems to be accepting pre orders for it.

Edit: Not just the one store. Gamespot apparently has a page for the game (see under source, second link).  As does GameFAQs, since it’s tied to Gamespot.  And so does Metacritic.

Source:

http://www.dkvine.com/interactive/forums/index.php?showtopic=6759&st=300

http://uk.gamespot.com/donkey-kong-3d-working-title/

http://www.metacritic.com/game/3ds/donkey-kong-3d-working-title

Will Monster Hunter Tri G be released this Summer?

It’s only a rumour as of now, but numerous Spanish retailers seem to be saying the game will be released either this July or alternatively September this year.  That’s what Revogamers is reporting at least:

http://www.revogamers.net/noticias/nintendo-3ds/rumor-monster-hunter-3g-llegara-espana-en-septiembre-8207.html

You can get the general gist of what they’re saying if you use Google Translate to read the page in English.  That version is linked above.

Now keep in mind it’s only a rumour and the multiple sources given don’t seem to have any one single idea about when the game will come out (one said July, one said in summer and one said September), but it seems like the game could well be released around that time.

Still, do you think Monster Hunter Tri G is being released this summer?